This is a 8 inch high fully brass Statue of Amoghasiddhi Buddha. This statue is fully brass plated. The robe of Buddha is extensive carved with various floral motifs and is one of the main highlights of this statue.
Amogsiddhi is one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas of the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism. He is associated with the accomplishment of the Buddhist path and of the destruction of the poison of envy. His name means He Whose Accomplishment Is Not In Vain. His Shakti/consort is Tara, meaning Noble Deliverer or Noble Star and his mounts are garudas. He belongs to the family of Karma whose family symbol is the Double vajra/thunderbolt.
The artist who made this statue is a forth generation statue maker and is a master craftsman. The craftsmanship on this statue is top notch and one can see the finest details of work on it.
Size : 8″ (20cm)
Weight : 1780 grams
Origin and Significance:
Amoghasiddi holds his place in Buddhist cosmology as one of the five Dhyani Buddhas. The Dhyani Buddhas are highly important to Mahayana Buddhism, each rich with an abundance of significant symbolism. Specifically, each Dhyani Buddah is th embodiment of a characteristic wisdom of the Buddha, and each is believed to be capable of overcoming a particular evil with a particular good. The five also individualy represent one of the five skandhas (form, consciousness, feeling, perception, and mental formations). As well, each is relevant as the representation of a wisdom, a direction, a color, a family, a poison, an action, a symbol, an element, a season and a mudra! Additionally, each has their own consort, vehicle, and their own pure land.
As each buddha represents a family, they are often used as groupings for various tantras. Given the broad range of characteristics embodied by the Dhyani Buddhas, their significance can be attached to an aspect of daily life, and there is a keen likelihood that any happenstance, feeling, sight, etc. will be associated with one of them. These connectiong to the common make them well known and reverd among practitioers.
The specific origin of these Buddhas is a bit sketchy at times. They are sometimes said to have “always been” and so their origin is only a matter of when they were cited in the writings. There were at first only two, Aksobyha, and Amitabha (representing wisdom and comapssion respectively). There was added Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava, and Vairocana, who represented power, activity, and beauty. Vairocana is regarded as the central figure in a cross shape configuration of the five, with Amoghasiddhi heading the north, Aksobhya at the east, Ratnasambhava at the south and Amitabha at the west.